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Bhp Billiton Plc - Notification Of Major Interest In Shares

Release Date: 17/08/2017 16:45
Code(s): BIL
 
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Notification of Major Interest in Shares

BHP Billiton Plc
Registration number 3196209
Registered in England and Wales
Share code: BIL
ISIN: GB0000566504


 Issued by:                             BHP Billiton Plc



 Date:                                  17 August 2017



 To:                                    London Stock Exchange

                                        Australian Securities Exchange



 Cc:                                    JSE Limited

                                        New York Stock Exchange



 For Release:                           Immediately



 Contact:                               Rachel Agnew +61 (3) 9609 3730




                       BHP Billiton Plc – Notification of Major Interest in Shares




 The attached notification was received on 16 August 2017 by BHP Billiton Plc from Elliott
 Capital Advisors, L.P. relating to major holdings of shares of BHP Billiton Plc
 
 The notification relates to a major holding in BHP Billiton Plc only, and not in the combined
 BHP Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton Limited group.

 Sponsor: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited


 BHP Billiton Limited ABN 49 004 028 077 Registered in Australia    BHP Billiton Plc Registration number 3196209
 LEI WZE1WSENV6JSZFK0JC28                                           LEI 549300C116EOWV835768
 Registered Office: 171 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria           Registered in England and Wales
 3000 Australia                                                     Registered Office: Nova South, 160 Victoria Street
 Tel +61 1300 55 4757 Fax +61 3 9609 3015                           London, SW1E 5LB United Kingdom
                                                                    Tel +44 20 7802 4000 Fax +44 20 7802 4111

                                    The BHP Billiton Group is headquartered in Australia

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings
NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS
(to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)
1a. Identity of the issuer or the              BHP Billiton PLC
underlying issuer of existing shares
to which voting rights are attached
1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if
appropriate)
Non-UK issuer
2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                            X
 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
 Other (please specify)
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
                                               Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P. (for itself and related
 Name
                                               general partners and investment managers)
City and country of registered office
(if applicable)
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)
 Name                                           Elliott International, L.P.
 City and country of registered office          Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 (if applicable)

 5. Date on which the threshold
                                               14 August 2017
 was crossed or reached:

 6. Date on which issuer notified
                                               15 August 2017
 (DD/MM/YYYY):

 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

                          % of voting          % of voting           Total of both       Total
                          rights               rights through        in %                number of
                          attached to          financial             (8.A + 8.B)         voting rights
                          shares               instruments                               of issuer
                          (total of 8. A)      (total of 8.B 1 +
                                               8.B 2)
Resulting situation
on the date on             5.04%                -                     5.04%               106,448,721
which threshold
was crossed or
reached
Position of
previous
notification
(if applicable)
8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was
crossed or reached
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type             Number of voting rights                       % of voting rights
of shares                   Direct                Indirect                Direct                  Indirect
ISIN code               (Art 9 of Directive   (Art 10 of Directive    (Art 9 of Directive    (Art 10 of Directive
(if possible)             2004/109/EC)          2004/109/EC)            2004/109/EC)             2004/109/EC)
                             (DTR5.1)             (DTR5.2.1)               (DTR5.1)               (DTR5.2.1)

 GB0000566504           106,448,721           -                       5.04%                  -




 SUBTOTAL 8. A                       106,448,721                                        5.04%


B1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1
                                          (a))
Type of financial   Expiration       Exercise/                  Number of voting            % of voting
instrument          date             Conversion Period          rights that may be          rights
                                                                acquired if the
                                                                instrument is
                                                                exercised/converted




                                     SUBTOTAL 8. B 1



B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of
Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))
Type of financial   Expiration date           Exercise/         Physical or      Number of         % of voting
instrument                                    Conversion        cash             voting              rights
                                              Period            settlement       rights




                                                                SUBTOTAL
                                                                8.B.2
9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal
 entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in       X
 the (underlying) issuer
 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
 financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person
 or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)
 Namexv                     % of voting rights if        % of voting rights         Total of both if it
                            it equals or is              through financial          equals or is higher
                            higher than the              instruments if it          than the notifiable
                            notifiable threshold         equals or is higher        threshold
                                                         than the notifiable
                                                         threshold




10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
 Name of the proxy holder
 The number and % of voting rights held
 The date until which the voting rights will be
 held


 11. Additional information




 Place of completion         London, United Kingdom
 Date of completion          15 August 2017

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